sport news James Rodriguez desperate for Everton debut at Tottenham

'I feel really fit in myself and feel I could play': Everton new boy James Rodriguez desperate for debut at Tottenham despite not having played a competitive match for TEN months James Rodriguez is chomping at the bit to make his first bow for Everton  The Toffees begin their Premier League campaign away to Tottenham  Playmaker James has not played a competitive game of football for ten months The Colombian has hinted at hopes of attaining Champions League qualification 

By Joe Bernstein for MailOnline

Published: 07:15 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 07:15 BST, 13 September 2020

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Everton’s new glamour signing James Rodriguez has told Carlo Ancelotti he is ready to make his debut at Tottenham today despite playing only once since February.

Rodgriguez had been frozen out by Zinedine Zidane at before his £12million move to Everton last week but the 29-year-old Colombian superstar still believes he can hit the ground running.

‘I feel ready now,’ he insisted. ‘I feel really fit in myself and feel I could play right away.

James Rodriguez has told Carlo Ancelotti he is ready to make his debut at Tottenham

James Rodriguez has told Carlo Ancelotti he is ready to make his debut at Tottenham

‘Sometimes when you’ve had a lay-off, it can be beneficial in terms of your general level of fitness and readiness. I am here to help everyone.’

Rodriguez earned a move to Madrid in 2014 after a string of outstanding performances and goals for Colombia at that summer’s World Cup.

He struggled to live up to his superstar status in Spain and spent two seasons on loan with Bayern Munich before returning to Real where he last featured on June 21.

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